Chrome Plated Apostles
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Chrome Plated Apostles


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"Hatchet Review"

"Featuring a slew of established musicians from bands such as Pipe, Bad Checks, and many more, The Chrome Plated Apostles are forging a reputation of their own with their aggressive brand of blues oriented rock" - Lowe / The Raleigh Hatchet

"2004 Independent Weekly Music Guide"

"The CHROME PLATED APOSTLES features Bad Checks singer Hunter Landen, Jett Rink and Fake Swedish's Dave Vespah, (update: recently,Chris Jones has drum duties) and Pipe bassist Greg Adams, as well as Mr. Gutter Grime Guitar himself, Clif Mann. Like anything with Mann on the six-string, the sound is loud, raw, and dirty like R. Kelly's mind. On CPA in particular, the crunch of each slide-guitar downstroke throbs like a purple vein in your forehead ready to burst. It's like Bo Diddley, dropped an octave and sped up double speed, played back through Radio Shack speakers, underwater: a huge sonic wave threatening to drown you in its nasty, rawkus guitar murk." - Chris Parker / The Independent

"Sleazefest Preview"

"Bluesy punk rockers the Chrome Plated Apostles are a local supergroup of players who moonlight in other rock favorites. Guitarist Clif Mann pulls double duty elsewhere, switching to bass and working alongside vocalist Hunter Landen in the Bad Checks as well as playing guitar in The Ghost Of Rock. Drummer Dave Vespah doubles as the bassist for Jett Rink and Fake Swedish's drummer, and bassist Greg Adams is an ex-Pipe-er who now holds down the bottom for the Adult Film Makers. Catch their high-octane, beer-fueled rock at Local 506 on the closing night of Sleazefest." - Grant Britt / Independent Arts & Entertainment

"Sleazefest Review"

Preceding The Moaners on stage at Sleazefest were rugged rockers Chrome Plated Apostles, which reunites Bad Checks vocalist Hunter Landen with guitarist Clif Mann. The four-piece, which combines the murky, sludge-driven pulse of Mudhoney with the old-school punk roar of New Bomb Turks, has just recorded its debut album primarily at Kudzu Ranch, where Rick Miller co-produced it with the band.
The Apostles recorded ten tracks with Miller and another two with Jerry Kee at Duck Kee Studios. It was largely done live, though there are "a few overdubs. Not too many, we kept it pretty basic," says Mann.
The as-yet untitled album is also looking for a home.
"We have sent out a few to different labels and if nobody picks up on it, then we'll put it out on the Demonbeach," says Mann. "But it won't be the next thing we put out because we have a couple of other things in the works." The Moaners play The Cave in Chapel Hill, Saturday, Sept. 18 as part of an Independent-sponsored showcase, with John Howie, Jr. of Two Dollar Pistols. Chrome Plated Apostles play Kings in Raleigh, Thursday, Sept. 16, with Kung Flude and The Spinns.
- Chris Parker/The Independant


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